2017 Menu #7

2017.Feb.23 Thursday · 0 comments

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February 14-16 de Febrero 2017

Salad “a la Tahitienne” – Mixed salad of palm hearts, avocado, roasted red bell pepper, mushrooms, cucumbers, broad beans, and scallions dressed in a vinaigrette of lime juice, roasted garlic, coconut milk, olive oil, salt and pepper. Topped with slices of roasted tomatoes with basil and oregano.

Ensalada “a la tahitiana” – Ensalada mixta de palmitos, palta, morrón asado, champiñones, pepinos, habas, y verdeos en una vinagreta de jugo de lima, ajo asado, leche de coco, aceite de oliva, sal y pimienta. Encima, rodajas de tomate asadas con albahaca y orégano.

Amalaya Brut Nature Riesling-Torrontés, Cafayate

Mussel Timbuche – Amazon inspired soup of onions, garlic, rocoto chili, potatoes, cilantro, parsley in fish stock, pureed, added mussels. Drizzle of yogurt with chili and salt.

Timbuche de mejillones – Sopa inspirado de la Amazona con cebolla, ajo, rocotos, papas, cilantro, perejil en caldo de pescado, puré, agrego mejillones. Un choro de yogúr con ají y sal.

Terrazas de los Andes Torrontés Reserva 2015, Mendoza

Chettinad Chicken Crepes, Huancaina Sauce, Raita – Crepes filled with chicken mousse flavored with lots of black pepper, plus ginger, garlic, piri piri chilies, turmeric, fennel seed, cumin, clove, salt. Sauce of yellow chili, cheese, walnuts, bread, milk, salt. Raita of yogurt, red onion, tomato, toasted coconut, jalapeño, cucumber, cilantro, mustard and cumin seeds.

Panqueques de Pollo Chettinad, Salsa Huancaina, Raita – Panqueques rellenos con mousse de pollo saborizado con mucho pimienta negra, más jengibre, ajo, ajíes piri piri, cúrcuma, anís, comino, clavo de olor, sal. Salsa de ají amarillo, queso, nueces, pán, leche, sal. Raita de yogúr, cebolla morada, tomate, coco tostado, jalapeño, pepino, cilantro, semillas de mostaza y comino.

Bodega Esmeralda “Estiba I” Tempranillo Rosado 2015, Mendoza

Milk-Braised Pork Flank, Lentils, Roasted Okra – Pork flank braised in milk, infused with garlic, panka chili, parsley, rosemary, thyme, oregano, sage, chives, bay leaf, mustard seeds, salt, pepper, finished with lemon. Served over lentils cooked with bacon, onion, garlic, celery, limo chilies, tomato puree, vegetable stock, liquid smoke, balsamic vinegar. Okra roasted with olive oil, thyme, garlic, merquén (smoked chili), and salt. Sauce vierge emulsion – tomato, shallot, garlic, salt, sugar, white pepper, thyme, Torrontés wine vinegar. Tahini sauce – tahini, sumac, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, ginger, cane syrup, olive oil, water, salt, pepper.

Matambrito de Cerdo Braseado en Leche, Lentejas, Bamía Asada – Matambrito de cerdo braseado en leche infusado con ajo, ají panca, perejíl, romero, tomillo, orésgano, salvía, ciboulette, laurel, semillas de mostaza, sal, pimienta, y terminado con limón. Servido encima de lentejas cocido con panceta, cebolla, ajo, apio, aji limo, puré de tomate, caldo de verduras, humo líquido, vinagre balsámico. Bamías asadas con aceite de oliva, tomillo, ajo, merquén (ají ahumado), y sal. Emulsión de salsa vierge – tomate, echalote, ajo, sal, azucar, pimienta blanca, tomillo, vinagre de vino Torrontés. Salsa tahini – tahini, zumac, vinagre de manzana, jugo de limón, jengibre, míel de caña, aceite de oliva, agua, sal, pimienta.

Ricardo Santos Cabernet Sauvignon Selección 2015, Maipú

Chocolate and Stout Cheesecake, Strawberries in Molasses – Homemade cream cheese, dark chocolate, stout, espresso, eggs, brown sugar. Crust of serrano ham flavored potato chips, sugar, butter. Strawberries roasted with vanilla and molasses. Whipped cream. Sugar syrup with a touch of habanero chili.

Cheesecake de Chocolate y Stout, Frutillas en Melaza – Queso crema casera, chocolate negro, stout, espresso, huevos, azucar negra. Masa de chips de papa saborizado con jamón serrano, azucar, manteca. Frutillas asadas con melaza y vainilla. Crema batida. Jarabe de azucar con una toca de ají habanero.

Finca Las Moras “Alma Mora” Viognier Dulce 2016, Valle de Pedernal

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